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It was a bootable Ubuntu USB drive at first I tried to format it using Nautilus it didn't work, then i simply deleted the partition using Gparted and created a new
FAT32 partition. but when I tried to copy anything to the USB drive it gave me this error. I'm the owner of the location, technically I should be able to write to it.
What I've tried so far
Tried formatting the partition to NTFS, it gave me the same error
Tried formatting the partition to EXT4, root took the ownership of the location, I got the ownership back by running
chown -R user:user PATH
it did work, I became the owner but the error was still there.
Tried formatting using Disk app, formatting was successful but I still can't write.
Since it's a USB OTG drive, I tried connecting it to my Phone (Nexus 5) and strangely I can write to it from my phone (using ES file Explorer), written files are visible in Nautilus but i still can't write new data to it using Nautilus
I don't have windows installed so I can't format it from there.
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 0 1.8T 0 disk ├─sdb4 8:20 0 713G 0 part /mnt/Series ├─sdb2 8:18 0 220G 0 part /mnt/Movies ├─sdb3 8:19 0 710G 0 part /mnt/Hollywood └─sdb1 8:17 0 220G 0 part /mnt/Stuff sdc 8:32 1 15.1G 0 disk └─sdc1 8:33 1 15.1G 0 part /media/sumeet/bb499853-a4a5-40dd- a5cc-c94d4ec0a sda 8:0 0 111.8G 0 disk ├─sda5 8:5 0 14.3G 0 part / ├─sda1 8:1 0 7.6G 0 part [SWAP] └─sda6 8:6 0 89.9G 0 part /home
Disk is question here is
dev/sdc1 which is Strontium Nitro USB drive
mount is posted here at Paste Ubuntu
ls -l /media/sumeet/rupam
total 5568 -rw-r--r-- 1 sumeet sumeet 1833612 Apr 11 2017 IMG_20170325_191153.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 sumeet sumeet 2537997 Apr 11 2017 IMG_20170329_200512.jpg -rw-r--r-- 1 sumeet sumeet 1319450 Apr 11 2017 IMG_20170407_085110.jpg
UPDATE (I've written this section in little bit of rush, if it needs further explanation, please ask)
I tried running this command as suggested in the answer
sudo dd if="/dev/zero" of="/dev/sdc1" sudo reboot
which took forever, and after reboot my USB drive wasn't mounted I tried to mount it at
/mnt/sdc1 by running
sudo mount -o rw,users,umask=000 /dev/sdc1 /mnt/sdc1 which gave me this output mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try dmesg | tail or so.
when I last formatted it I clearly remember it being
ext4 partition on the USB drive, so i ran this command to fix that I've used this command before on same issue on my
sudo e2fsck -f -b 32768 -y /dev/sdc1
now it says
e2fsck 1.43.3 (04-Sep-2016) e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdc1 The superblock could not be read or does not describe a valid ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device> or e2fsck -b 32768 <device>
Is their a way that I can know that my partition (USB drive) was actually
after all this
sudo lsblk -f isn't showing any partition type on my drive
NAME FSTYPE LABEL UUID MOUNTPOINT sdb ├─sdb4 ext4 Series 707694b6-97b8-4374-9283-c98192591486 /mnt/Series ├─sdb2 ext4 Movies b2d7f1a7-f3e6-4ca5-9925-d8225c897e4d /mnt/Movies ├─sdb3 ext4 Hollywood c2104e2a-cc8e-4b7b-9bba-a05d316472b4 /mnt/Hollywood └─sdb1 ext4 Stuff 54c9765b-af6d-4a62-905f-09b56e280178 /mnt/Stuff sdc └─sdc1 sda ├─sda2 ├─sda5 ext4 1cdd8ee7-c5c6-4bd6-af9b-9ed320f50c30 / ├─sda1 swap d1749176-6c41-4961-a6bd-0c6a56968970 [SWAP] └─sda6 ext4 161aa7c2-8e61-4848-8615-49cf66d80130 /home
mkusb finally solved my problem, USB drive is back and fully working